26 January 2024

~1 minutes read

Ballybane event kickstarts independent information campaign on upcoming referendums

Share story:
Ballybane event kickstarts independent information campaign on upcoming referendums

Chair of the independent Electoral Commission, Ms Justice Marie Baker, has been meeting with the Traveller community in Ballybane in the past hour.

The event is kickstarting a national independent information campaign on the upcoming referendums on March 8th.

It aims to provide information in a clear and objective way – and advise people how to distinguish fact from opinion.

Galway Traveller Movement is also using today to encourage the community to get involved, and have their voice heard by casting their votes.

David Nevin has been speaking to Ms. Justice Marie Baker.

Leeanna Ward of Galway Traveller Movement says community turnout for voting tends to be low.

She says there’s a number of reasons – including that many Travellers feel that local representatives have failed to work on their behalf in any meaningful way

But Leeanna says it’s important that everyone uses their vote as a voice.

Share story:

Four Galway researchers recognised as best in the country

Four local researchers have claimed top honours at this year’s Lero Research Awards, claiming their share of €1.3m in funding. Dr Ciarán Eising, ...

Department of Public Health, HSE West and North West, appeal to the public amid a rise in COVID-19 infections

The Department of Public Health, HSE West and North West has released a statement encouraging the public to be aware of an increase of COVID-19 infections...

Newly elected Mayor Of Galway City to prioritise delivery of Masterplan for the city

Newly elected Mayor of Galway City Councillor Peter Keane has told Galway Bay FM News that one of his priorities will be the delivery of the Masterplan fo...

Councillor Peter Keane elected new Mayor of Galway

Councillor Peter Keane has been elected the new Mayor of Galway, succeeding outgoing Mayor, Councillor Eddie Hoare. Fianna Fail Councillor Keane took the ...